Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 17, 2016
Interview with the President and CEO: Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC)
Sachin Lawande has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Visteon Corporation, a leading supplier of vehicle cockpit electronics, since June 29, 2015. He also serves on Visteon’s board of directors. Throughout his career, Mr. Lawande has championed the need for automotive suppliers of cockpit electronics to evolve to meet the demands of the connected car era. Previously, he served as President of the Infotainment Division of Harman International Industries since 2013 and as Executive Vice President since 2009. In his role as President of the Infotainment Division, he achieved double-digit sales and income growth while serving 11 of the top 15 vehicle manufacturers and leading more than 7,500 employees worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Lawande served in various leadership roles at Harman, including EVP and President of the Lifestyle Division, EVP and Co-President of the Automotive Division, EVP and Chief Technology Officer and Chief Software Architect. Prior to joining Harman, he held senior roles at QNX Software Systems, AT&T Bell Labs, U.S. Robotics and 3Com Corporation. Mr. Lawande has a wealth of experience in developing embedded systems and software, and holds four patents in communications software. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University in India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Profile
TWST: Please tell us about Visteon's history.
Mr. Lawande: Visteon started out as a spinoff from Ford in the year 2000. When it was spun off, Visteon was an